Brodie Bruzza Freeride Hardtail

3.75/5 (8 Reviews)
Weight : 34.1 lbs


Product Description

  • Fork: Marz.Dropoff 4 130mm
  • Bar/Stem: Kalloy Al-021/013
  • Brake: Hayes Hfx-9 / 7,8"
  • Crank: Truv. Hussefelt 22-32-Bg
  • Pedal: Wellgo Dh Flat Cromo
  • Cassette: Shimano Cs-Hg30-8 11-32t
  • Rim: Sun Rhyno-Lite 32h
  • Tires: Kenda Kinetics 2.35
  • Shifter: Sram Sx-7 Trigger 8spd
  • Saddle: Brodie DH
  • Seat Post: MJ Alloy 2-Bolt


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Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

User Reviews

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:5
Submitted by clarkenstein a Weekend Warrior from somerset, nj

Date Reviewed: July 27, 2009

Strengths:    solid frame, great geometry, awesome standover

Weaknesses:    fork

Bottom Line:   
this is a great whip so far.

to start, its a really stiff frame, feels bullet proof. i've taken it on some really rocky technical terrain and its got a solid feel. the head angle is great for going downhill as well as up. i haven't noticed the weight on the climbs, and on the real steeps, the geo is well balanced, the front end doesn't lift up and wander like i thought it would. the standover is awesome - i'm on an XL (being 6'4") and i have plenty of "oh sh*t" room to get off the bike on skinnies or whatever. on the downhills it rails and is definitely flickable.

i'm using the platform pedals (wellgo) that came stock with 5.10 shoes and have no issues with pedal slip.

the fork is a little weak for adjustability, but its handled all the stuff i've thrown at it so far. it's more of a set and forget fork. good for jumping, not so good for small bump compliance. its a fork that you'll bust up and end up replacing, but its stiff. comes with a QR versus a thru-axle, so huge drops aren't in the equation (for me at least).

the juicy 3s are fine. i had the juicy 7s on my prior bike and i actually don't mind not having all the adjustability. just like the fork, set and forget. they work.

the wheels feel good and have taken smaller drops without issue so far. i noticed no flex in the rock gardens the sourlands in NJ delivers (for you locals). the stock tires are great. real grippy, wide, and hold real well if you lean in on the turns. i trust them.

the riser bars are comfortable, i didn't have to shave them down or cut them at all. stock grips don't hurt, and the stock stem is nice and short.

so far a real solid ride. you can take this thing well into the air as well as on x/c rides. if you're looking for a burly AM HT, pick this thing up - for the money, you'll be happy.

i would buy another.

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Favorite Trail:   sourlands

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1000.00

Purchased At:   brodie's us distribu

Bike Setup:   stock

Overall Rating:3
Value Rating:3
Submitted by wlsn1 a Downhiller from prince george bc canada

Date Reviewed: September 19, 2008

Strengths:    nice frame,grabby brakes,sram shifters,handlebars

Weaknesses:    it was good for the first year but after that the bike just started to go
it blew tons of tubes,derailleur broke multiple times,rear brake has a horrible scream
everytime i took it out something broke


Bottom Line:   
its a pretty good bike if you land everything perfectly

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Favorite Trail:   hells hghway

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1350.00

Purchased At:   summerside cycle

Similar Products Used:   devinci sagura,norco saskwatch


Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jay heidelbach a Downhiller from prince george BC

Date Reviewed: October 7, 2007

Strengths:    Frame, All the SRAM on it, Bars, Headset

Weaknesses:    Wheels fork and grips

Bottom Line:   
the Brodie is a bomb proof bike.. yA

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Favorite Trail:   My Dixie Wrecked

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1400.00

Purchased At:   Summer side

Similar Products Used:   n/a

Bike Setup:   Fox talas 36, S-type's, race face grip's and single speed up frront with chain tenioner( is that how you spell it) and bash gard

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Dallas Kiezik a Weekend Warrior from Edmonton, AB, Canada

Date Reviewed: August 22, 2007

Strengths:    Very strong, quality welds, takes a pounding and never complains, good head set, I bought this bike for $800 mainly for the frame, the upgrades put it to $1300.

Weaknesses:    The stock Marrzochi fork is junk(and heavy took off 2.5 lbs by upgrading) I race a couple times a year and the rebound adjust was terrible, upgraded the rear derrailuer because of the racing to xt. crank needs to be 175mm for more torque.

Bottom Line:   
Love the bike, frame is a little heavey but built to last no stress cracks on this frame period. Really good frame for future upgrades.

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Favorite Trail:   Canmore Nordic centre

Duration Product Used:   2 Years

Price Paid:    $1300.00

Purchased At:   Hardcore Bikes

Similar Products Used:   Nothing with this kind of strength and quality welds.
entry level junk, never looked at getting serious till I looked and got this bike.


Bike Setup:   Fox float RLC 140mm, alivio shifters, deore brake levers, XT front and rear, shimano alivio crank, changed back to mech disk breaks, Avid BB7 8" front, Hayes MX-2 8" rear.

Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by Jesse Mcabee a Downhiller from Lillooet

Date Reviewed: August 17, 2007

Strengths:    Great bike for downhill. Doesnt need a lot of maintenance.

Weaknesses:    It is a wee bit heavy, even for a downhill mtb.

Bottom Line:   
Buy this bike if you plan to use it for only downhill

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Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $900.00

Purchased At:   private source

Similar Products Used:   Norco Wave


Overall Rating:1
Value Rating:1
Submitted by xda from dasdsa

Date Reviewed: June 28, 2007

Bottom Line:   
nice!

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Favorite Trail:   dsa

Duration Product Used:   Less than 1 month


Overall Rating:4
Value Rating:4
Submitted by remy chunick from thunder bay

Date Reviewed: April 8, 2007

Strengths:    - solid frame
- hydrolic brakes
- fork


Weaknesses:    -rims
- my pedal seemed to fall off often


Bottom Line:   
good bike for someone , like myself, who are stepping up little by little.

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Duration Product Used:   1 Year

Purchased At:   rollin thunder

Bike Setup:   http://brodiebikes.com/2007/archive/bike.php?model=bruzza&year=2006

Overall Rating:5
Value Rating:5
Submitted by lach mavs a Weekend Warrior from n.s.w (aus)

Date Reviewed: January 28, 2007

Strengths:    mad frame, mad rims, all round mad

Weaknesses:    could use some stronger rims and better grips and the derailer isnt awesome for dirtjumping

Bottom Line:   
reccomended for pretty hardcore dj'ers but not for hard downhilling

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Favorite Trail:   DIRTJUMPING

Duration Product Used:   3 months

Price Paid:    $1700.00

Purchased At:   kirrawee bikes (nsw)

Similar Products Used:   mainly hardtails some from the 06' norco range

Bike Setup:   running it stock with sum bomb proof rims and flatter pedals

Reviews 1 - 8 (8 Reviews Total)

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